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U.S. seeks asset freeze on Kim Jong

The draft calls for bans on supplying a range of oil products to North Korea and purchasing its textile exports. North Korea's largest trading partner, China, has urged all sides to ratchet down their rhetoric. The proposed resolution would add 42 items to a list of equipment, goods and technology that countries are banned from exporting to North Korea. Details of the draft resolution were f... [Full Article...]

North Korea nuclear test provocative - Putin

North Korea nuclear test provocative - Putin Nebenzia said the only initiative on paper is a Chinese-Russian suspension-for-suspension proposal that would halt North Korean nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the USA and South Korea halting their joint military exercises. He later said he was considering stopping all USA trade with any country that maintained commercial relations with the North Korean regime. The comments came afte... [Full Article...]

Trump welcomes Kuwait's leader to White House

Trump welcomes Kuwait's leader to White House Kuwait's role has been instrumental in mediating the disagreement between its Gulf neighbors, and the Emir held phone calls with the leaders of Saudi, Bahrain, Qatar, and Egypt prior to his arrival to Washington . A White House official did not immediately respond to The National on what specific issues the two leaders discussed. "And if they don't stop the funding of terrorism I don't want them ... [Full Article...]

No Indian varsity in top 100

No Indian varsity in top 100 Further, a significant change in the Times' 2018 list was seen as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), which was in the 201-250 band past year, has slipped further into the 251-300 band. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching - the learning environment (30%); Research - volume, income and reputation (30%); Citations - research influence (30%); worldwide outlook - staff... [Full Article...]

Putin Tells US To Think Twice About Sending Weapons To Ukraine

US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have put their shaky start behind them, putting on a united front over North Korea . South Korea's Defense Ministry will review "various possible options" to find a "realistic" solution to North Korea's threats, spokesman Moon Sang-gyun told reporters in Seoul on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

HSBC, Citizens Mortgage Rate Wrap Up Sep 6, 2017

HSBC, Citizens Mortgage Rate Wrap Up Sep 6, 2017 The average 15-year mortgage rate this time last year was 2.76 percent. And now, HSBC's own stock lost ground to 1.38 down 0.00%. 10 year loan interest rates have been published at 3.000% and an April of 3.231% today. Even a slight fall in the rates is bound to help potential buyers in the Bay Area where housing prices are out of sight - and have been consistently on the rise for more than fiv... [Full Article...]

Negotiating a Path to Dialogue With North Korea

Negotiating a Path to Dialogue With North Korea WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump refused to rule out military action against North Korea during a White House press conference on Thursday. "But it's something that certainly could happen". But he did not talk to South Korea's Moon Jae-In for more than 24 hours - instead accusing Seoul of "appeasement", raising jitters in Seoul about the two countries' decades-old alliance. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma barreling toward Florida

Hurricane Irma barreling toward Florida Hurricane Katia strengthened on Wednesday evening as it churned off the Gulf coast of Mexico before an expected turn towards land that could batter eastern states with high winds and heavy rain, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. HURRICANE IRMA: At 500 AM AST, the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 17.9 North, longitude 62.6 West. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest... [Full Article...]

Harvey, Irma and the mounting costs of climate-enhanced weather events

Harvey, Irma and the mounting costs of climate-enhanced weather events A technically succinct explanation is provided by leading climate change scientist Micheal E Mann here. In our view, there are better than even odds that the numbers of very intense ( category 4 and 5) hurricanes will increase by a substantial fraction in some basins. [Full Article...]

Hurriyet: Macron says Turkey must remain vital European Union partner

Hurriyet: Macron says Turkey must remain vital European Union partner Turkey's European Union ties minister, Omer Celik, is due to join the bloc's 28 officials for talks in Tallinn later on Thursday. "We will mobilize all resources and refer to all possible means to multiply this volume in the very short-term", Zeybekci said. [Full Article...]

Suspected bomb lab found near Paris, two arrested

Suspected bomb lab found near Paris, two arrested On Wednesday gas bottles and other components that can be used to make explosives were found in the empty flat in the Paris suburb of Villejuif, the source said. The Eiffel Tower and the Eurostar terminal at the Gare du Nord were evacuated amid a swoop by police. A third person has been arrested after two were apprehended after the raid, said Collomb, who added that the suspects were being q... [Full Article...]

PM returns to New Delhi after completing China, Myanmar visit

PM returns to New Delhi after completing China, Myanmar visit India and Myanmar were also looking at strengthening existing cooperation in areas of security and counter-terrorism, trade and investment, infrastructure and energy, and culture, Modi had said ahead of his visit. Modi highlighted the development initiatives India was undertaking in Mynamar especially in capacity building, which Suu Kyi said her country needed the most. [Full Article...]

China, German leaders back new N.Korea sanctions

China, German leaders back new N.Korea sanctions Pyongyang in July fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that apparently brought much of the U.S. mainland into range and Seoul has said it could be planning another test . "Security and defense cooperation between Japan, the United States and South Korea are important to enhance deterrence and response capabilities", the official quoted Abe as telling Moon. [Full Article...]

Russia-linked hackers infiltrated U.S. and European energy companies, security firm finds

Russia-linked hackers infiltrated U.S. and European energy companies, security firm finds FireEye calls the Dragonfly group "Koala". The group conducting these cyber-attacks has been around since 2011, but has now re-emerged with more power in the past two years. In 2014 , Symantec observed Dragonfly compromise legitimate software in order to deliver malware to victims, a practice also employed in its 2011 campaigns. [Full Article...]

Abu Salem Escapes The Noose Because Of Extradition Treaty

Abu Salem Escapes The Noose Because Of Extradition Treaty Another condition to Salem's extradition was that he should not be put in jail for more than 25 years. CBI claimed that Dossa was "more severe" than Yakub Memon who was awarded capital punishment in July 2015. He added that as per Indian laws, life sentence is imprisonment till death, but under Portuguese laws, the maximum punishment is 25 years, neither life nor the death penalty. [Full Article...]

Tonight Show donates $1M to Hurricane Harvey relief fund

Tonight Show donates $1M to Hurricane Harvey relief fund The emotionally charged video was posted to Facebook where people across the globe benefited from the message of encouragement. "This is genius, I love this idea", Fallon continued. Jimmy Fallon announced Tuesday that the Tonight Show will make a $1 million donation to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund . "We saw communities banding together". [Full Article...]

Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on North Korea

Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on North Korea The US and South Korea had signed a pact in 1979, a year after the South successfully tested a ballistic missile , with Washington expressing the need for limits on ballistic missile capability over concern that tests could undermine regional security. [Full Article...]

South Korea's President Moon and Putin share an understanding on North Korea

South Korea's President Moon and Putin share an understanding on North Korea Mr. Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, condemned the latest nuclear test as provocative, but said that Russian Federation views sanctions on North Korea as "useless and ineffective". The number of North Koreans working in Russian Federation stands at just 30,000. South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a tru... [Full Article...]

Blue states' DACA suit focuses on procedures act

Blue states' DACA suit focuses on procedures act The Trump administration is simply asking the Congress to take appropriate action on immigration law rather than extending DACA - the Congress has the power and also the authority, as well as the duty, to do so, he said. "When you strip away the emotion, this is an easy thing to arrive at", he said. Denham has been known to support Dreamers in the past, introducing the Encourage New Legalized ... [Full Article...]

Putin Blames 'Bad Company' for Turning Tillerson Against Russia

Putin Blames 'Bad Company' for Turning Tillerson Against Russia Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has "fallen in with the wrong crowd" since being awarded the Russian Order of Friendship four years ago. Yet in a discussion about awards for foreigners, Mr Putin told an American moderator at an economic forum in Vladivostok: "We once awarded the Order of Friendship to your compatriot Mr Tillerson but..." Tillerson was awarded the medal in 2013 when he was E... [Full Article...]


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